The Logo Geek Podcast
Saying No to Clients - An interview with Sagi Haviv
Aug 10, 2018 · 46 min
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Logo design is often a collaborative process between designer and client, but from time to time in order to provide the best possible service you need to say ‘no’. But how do you do that without damaging the client relationship? In this episode Ian Paget interviews Sagi Haviv to learn the techniques he uses to gain credibility and provide confidence so that when the time comes… they can say no without damaging the client relationship, allowing them to stay in control of the design phase.

Sagi Haviv is a parter and designer at Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv, who has designed over 60 identity programs, including the logos for the Library of Congress, Harvard University Press, and the US Open to name just a few.


Resources mentioned

Video: Visual Identities: More Than Just A Logo | Sagi Haviv | TEDxPenn

Book: Identity – Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv (2018) Amazon UK | Amazon US.

Book: Identify – Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks of Chermayeff & Geismar (2011) Amazon UK | Amazon US.

Show notes and a transcription of this episode can be found here:


This Episode is Sponsored by FreshBooks

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